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Friday Morning Stir

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-Well, we asked yesterday but didn’t receive word back about Publicis Kaplan Thaler CEO Robin Koval leaving the agency. But it looks like it’s so as it’s being reported that the exec has split for a gig at anti-smoking org, Legacy. link

-Mitchel Elsen, who co-founded Belgian production company TRS has launched a new, New York-based multi-disciplinary company called RAZR. link

-IPG has released its Q3 earnings report. Some items of note include third quarter organic revenue increase of 2.8% and operating income of $141.5 million. Check out the full details here.

-London-based agency Space has welcomed Jason Nicholas, former Billington Cartmell Group MD, as joint managing partner.

-After 50 years of family ownership, British boot staple Dr. Martens are now up for sale. link

-According to a new report from food industry research and consultancy firm Technomic. Subway’s ads rank highest among customers in terms of effectiveness. link

-Thirty-year-old chain Rita’s Italian Ice has appointed New Jersey’s Sigma Group as AOR.

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